If you are looking to update your space, consider the option of adding drapery which can be both functional and decorative. Often the words “curtains” or “drapes” bring us visions of the heavy and ornate window treatments that were popular years ago. Drapery has changed with the times – you will still find the more traditional treatments, but there are many options that are more up to date and modern.
The selection of fabrics is endless – sheers, textures, florals, bold geometric designs … express your style with the perfect fabric! You can opt for standard pinch pleated drapery with decorative wood or metal rods and hardware. There are many different pleat styles to choose from – Pinch Pleat, Euro Pleat, Cartridge Pleat or Inverted Pleat. Another option is the ripplefold system which gives drapery a sleek modern look. This is accomplished with a snap tape that is sewn to the top of the drape, the snaps fit into special carriers in the drapery rod that form the fabric into soft waves – a truly beautiful treatment! A decorative drapery rod can become a feature, or use a thin metal track which is almost invisible.
Operational drapery offers excellent light control and privacy, use a black-out lining to make your bedroom a cozy space for sleeping. You can also just add non-operational drapery side panels to frame your window – adding colour and texture to the room.
Blinds and Shades are often the first choice for window treatments, but it is amazing how the addition of a fabric drapery treatment can literally warm and soften the feel of any space!